Tuesday, August 7, 2007


It's called an ileus. That is why John is back in the hospital tonight. This morning we had no idea what was going on other than he kept throwing up and he was getting weaker by the moment. By the time dad rushed home from seeing someone in the hospital in Columbia to get us and rushed us back to the hospital John was unable to even hold his hands together to make the sign for 'more'. After a lot of testing we found out that the problem is an ileus, a part of his intestines just isn't moving right now, lots of things could cause it, we don't know for sure which it is right now. What we do know is that he is going to be hospitalized until his bowels are working correctly again, and that could be tomorrow, it could be a week or so.

When I left to come home John was winding down and getting ready to go to bed, but he was still sitting up, signing, smiling and carrying on with the nurses, so he's tons and loads better than he was this morning. We have so many things to be thankful for today, not the least of which is a kind and compassionate family who completely understood when their pastor had to leave the bedside of a dear member to rush home and be dad. We are very thankful for good doctors, a great hospital, good nurses, and a little boy who despite the pain of getting in IV's and being sick still wants to smile and talk to those around him. We are thankful for family and friends who keep our little guy in their prayers. We are most thankful for a faithful and caring God who has carried us through one more day of health crises with reminders all around us of how much we are loved and how we can show His love to others.


Cheryl said...

I am sorry to hear of this setback but glad that there has already been improvement. And I am moved beyond words by your attitude and your continued thankfulness for blessings in the face of difficulties such as these. Praying for healing and John's quick return home again.

Just us Wryms said...

Thank you.